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  1. Bean backs medical tourism for FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | News 4 Jax

    Senate Health Policy Chairman Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, is looking to pitch Florida as a place for people to come for medical care. Bean on Tuesday filed a proposal that includes creating a program to market Florida as a "health care destination" -- a concept known as medical tourism.

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  2. Drowning in Fernandina BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | News 4 Jax

    The Nassau County Sheriff's Office says a 40-year-old man drowned Saturday afternoon at the Scott Road Beach access. The Sheriff's Office says the man was identified as Benjamin Ayers.

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  3. Investigators ID victim found near roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | News 4 Jax

    VIDEO: Police in Fernandina Beach are searching for answers after 35-year-old William Ragsdale's body was found dead Tuesday morning on the side of Sadler Road. The Fernandina Beach Police Department are working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and FHP to find out what happened.

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  4. Fatal hit-and-run investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | News 4 Jax

    VIDEO: The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a Fernandina Beach scene where a mans body was discovered Tuesday. Officials say the man died in an apparent hit and run.

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  5. Pedestrian killed in hit-and-runRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | News 4 Jax

    The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a man was struck and killed by a vehicle on Sadler Road Tuesday morning. Fernandina Beach Police Chief James Hurley said someone walking a dog about 6:45 a.m. found the victim on the road across from the Residence Inn.

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  6. Bean files church-marriage bill in SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | News 4 Jax

    A day after the proposal emerged in the House, Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, filed a bill Tuesday aimed at protecting churches and clergy members if they refuse to perform marriages that violate their beliefs. The Bean bill and the identical House bill , filed by Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, stem from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that said same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry.

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  7. Bill aims to shield churches that object to marriagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | News 4 Jax

    A Central Florida Republican filed a bill Monday that would shield churches and clergy members from liability if they refuse to perform marriages that violate their beliefs. The bill, filed by Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, comes after the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry.

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  8. Bean proposal seeks more television productionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | News 4 Jax

    A Northeast Florida lawmaker Friday filed a proposal to create a revolving loan fund to try to draw more television production to the state. The bill , filed by Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, will be considered during the 2016 legislative session.

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  9. Brotherhood gives nod to new fire chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | News 4 Jax

    Mayor Lenny Curry announced his pick to lead Jacksonville Fire-Rescue Thursday, but the City Council still has to approve the appointment of Kurtis Wilson. He takes over the position that Martin Senterfitt has held since 2011.

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  10. Police ID remains found on Fernandina BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | News 4 Jax

    The Fernandina Beach Police Department confirmed Tuesday that human remains found on the beach in the early morning hours of June 2 have been identified as 34-year-old Steve Shaw of Valdosta, Georgia. Shaw was presumed drowned on May 30 near Beach Access No.

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  11. Fight ends in gunfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | News 4 Jax

    VIDEO: A fight between brothers ends in gunfire in a Fernandina Beach neighborhood. Officers say one of the brothers pulled out a rifle and shot the other brother near his face.

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  12. Officer-involved shooting in Fernandina BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | News 4 Jax

    Police officials tell News4Jax the incident happened on Ocean Oaks Drive South, a small road just south of Jasmine Street. Fernandina Beach Police have not released any more information, but News4Jax has a crew headed to the scene.

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  13. Adkins to run for Nassau superintendentRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2015 | News 4 Jax

    House K-12 Chairwoman Janet Adkins, R-Fernandina Beach, plans to run next year for Nassau County superintendent of schools, according to information posted on the county elections website.

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  14. 44.15lbs. kingfish wins the 35th GJKTRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | News 4 Jax

    Moving the 35th annual Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament back to a two-day event rather than a one day shootout was an overwhelming success this year. Morris and captain Kenny Crawford aboard the "Crawfish" from Fernandina Beach caught the winning 44.15lb.

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  15. Debate brewing over 'Pastor Protection Act'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | News 4 Jax

    In the wake of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, a proposal by Republican lawmakers dubbed the "Pastor Protection Act" could fuel a debate during next year's legislative session. Backers of the measure, which is expected to be filed by state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, and Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, are already organizing on its behalf.

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  16. City cracks down on vacation resort rentalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | News 4 Jax

    Because of persistent complaints from legitimate permit holders, the City of Fernandina Beach has begun new enforcement efforts to combat illegal short term resort rentals. Based on recent reports more than 100 local properties are being rented for less than thirty days at a time, in violation of the city's resort rental ordinance.

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  17. Nassau County cracks down on drug tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | News 4 Jax

    Over 25 convicted felons were off the streets Monday after the Nassau County Sheriff's Office and the Fernandina Beach Police Department completed Operation Sorry for the Weight, a drug crackdown operation aimed at getting drugs and drug dealers off the streets. According to police, both agencies conducted numerous undercover drug operations in the Fernandina Beach area and obtained warrants for 50 felony charges in the 25 arrests.

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  18. Cops: Man stole thousands in antiquesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | News 4 Jax

    Police are searching for a man they say robbed a Fernandina Beach Vintage Vendors of items valuing thousands of dollars. Officers were called to 917 S. Eighth St. on June 11 after store employees arrived to the business to find a rear window broken and several antique items missing.

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  19. Body washed ashore connected to overnight arsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | News 4 Jax

    ASHLEY HARDING, CHANNEL 4, THE LOCAL STATION. THANK YOU, ASHLEY. MORE ABOUT WHAT POLICE BELIEVE IS AN ARSON SUICIDE IN NASSAU COUNTY.

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  20. Body washes ashore in Amelia IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | News 4 Jax

    According to Chief James Hurley from the Fernandina Beach Police Department, the body was found at the north end of Amelia Island at beach access 9, near the 700 block of Ocean Avenue. The body had a gunshot wound and investigators believe it appears to be an apparent suicide.

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